2023 Elections: Labour Party Adopts Tinubu's Ally Guber Candidate in Southwest State
- The Labour Party in Ogun state has thrown its weight behind Governor Dapo Abiodun who is seeking to be re-elected into office
- During a courtesy visit to Governor Abiodun's residence in Iperu-Remo, the LP's chairman in the state, Michael Ashade, endorsed him
- Ashade noted that the party wants Abidun to remain in office so that he can continue with his good works
Ogun - The Labour Party (LP) in Ogun has endorsed Governor Dapo Abiodun as its gubernatorial candidate ahead of Saturday, March 11, election.
Governor Abiodun's endorsement and adoption were effected on Friday, March 10, by the LP's chairman in Ogun, Comrade Michael Ashade, who was accompanied by some chieftains of the party, The Nation reports.
Ashade said the decision of the LP's leadership in the state was influenced by a deep consideration of the good works of the governor and the need to sustain them till 2027.
Speaking at the governor's Iperu-Remo residence, Ashade also claimed that because of Abiodun's enviable administration, Ogun state stands out as one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria.
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“We are here to appreciate His Excellency, our governorship candidate, whom we have come to endorse at this occasion. We have not had it better in Ogun State at a time like this, we as an opposition party are not intimidated by the fact that we are in the opposition.
“All through the campaign period which is still ongoing, I don’t think any party will complain that its supporters are being strangulated or impeded. None of our candidates can make that statement. We want to thank you sir for giving all the parties a level playing ground, we equally want to thank His Excellency for allowing peace to reign before, during, and after the election of February 25.
”It is glaring that all through the nation, Ogun State can stand out as being the most peaceful during this election period. Your leadership style has alluded to this and your statesmanship in leading this state on the right path has laid credence to that..."
2023 presidency: Atiku’s main collation agent, PDP chieftains defect to APC
Ahead of Atiku Abubakar's court battle over the presidential election results, he is beginning to be deserted by some of his trusted allies.
One of those who have not only left Atiku but is now a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is Johnson Fatoki, his collation agent in Ogun.
Fatoki is said to have defected to APC in Ogun to support Governor Dapo Abiodun in the forthcoming governorship and House of Assembly elections.